Saturday 3 July 2010 

Paine, Marsh And Hussey Power Australia To 277

Paine, Marsh And Hussey Power Australia To 277
Marsh And Hussey Power Australia To 277
© REUTERS/Philip Brown (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT CRICKET) Picture Supplied by Action Images
 
Paine, Marsh And Hussey Power Australia To 277
Paine, Marsh And Hussey Power Australia To 277
© REUTERS/Philip Brown (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT CRICKET) Picture Supplied by Action Images
 

Australia 277-7 (Hussey 79, Marsh 59, Paine 54) v England
Fifth One-Day International, Lord's

Shaun Marsh and Michael Hussey used the batting Power Play to their considerable advantage to steer Australia to a score of 277 for seven against England in the fifth and final One-Day International at Lord's.

After a slow start, Australia had made their way to 147 for four after 39 overs before Marsh (59 in 50 balls) and Hussey (79 in 60 balls) smashed 63 runs in the five overs of mandatory fielding restrictions to begin the acceleration that was badly needed.

Marsh took centre stage by hitting sixes over midwicket, long on and straight down the ground on the way to his seventh ODI half-century and Hussey continued to plunder runs throughout and after the Power Play to reach his first half-century in eight matches, the pair putting on 107 for the fifth wicket.

Hussey was then helped at the end of the innings by Steven Smith, with whom he added a half-century partnershp in 25 balls before Smith hoiked Stuart Broad to James Anderson for 15 in 13 balls - the shot had more in common with a tennis smash and he had earlier pulled out a reverse pull through square cover.

Broad had earlier dismissed Shane Watson (14), who pulled him limply to Anderson at mid-off and Ricky Ponting (15), who gloved a short ball to Craig Kieswetter behind the stumps.

Tim Paine helped begin the recovery with 54 in 90 balls before he was bowled round his legs attempting to reverse sweep off-spinner Graeme Swann.

Swann went on to have Cameron White (20) and Marsh, back in the side due to an injury to Michael Clarke, caught in the deep, which was also where Hussey, who hit five fours and two huge sixes, fell in the final over for Broad's fourth wicket and Anderson's third catch.

James Hopes finished off the innings nicely for Australia with 12 runs in three balls as Broad ended with figures of four for 64 and Swann three for 32.

England, who lead the series 3-1, went into the match unchanged although will be concerned after seeing Kevin Pietersen leave the field on a number of occasions with a thigh injury.

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